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Peak-hour traffic in Madrid

Friday, 5pm. Taxis, buses, motorbikes and cars are speeding up, carrying the freshly freed-of-work-for-the-weekend workers to their next destination. The arms of their lovers, the loving warmth of their family home, a fresh beer. Here I stand, staring at the beautiful Plaza de Cibelles and its "Refugees welcome" banner by the side of which people are sipping on martinis on a rooftop. Europe is a welcoming place, Spain is a welcoming place, Madrid is a welcoming place : Only just arrived and already feeling at home.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2017
Date Uploaded: 10.2017
Photo Location: Madrid, Spain
Camera: Canon EOS 100D
Copyright: © Antoine Cousseau